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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Hearty British cooking on East Dulwich high street

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At a glance

All day dining
Private dining
Wines by the glass

British produce is celebrated zealously at Franklins, an exemplary neighbourhood eatery that combines the virtues of a pubby bar and a buzzy bistro at the rear that's all exposed brick, bare floorboards, big Victorian mirrors, and paper-clothed tables with an open view into the kitchen. There are gutsy starters such as haslet - a meatloaf of chopped pork and offal - with home-made piccalilli, followed by straight-up platefuls of lamb's kidneys with Swiss chard and mustard, or hearty, no-frills ideas such as red-legged partridge with butternut squash and bacon. Caramelised apple and almond frangipane tart keeps pudding firmly in the comfort zone.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–26 and 31 December, 1 January
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Dinner served until: 12
  • All day dining


  • Chef(s): Ralf Wittig

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 30
  • Wines over £30: 16
  • Wines by the glass: 15

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 42
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 24
  • Off-site parking available: Bawdale Road

Getting here

Nearest train station

East Dulwich
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